Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, Bellevue Square, Michael Redhill is making his Festival debut.
Redhill’s long literary career spans several genres and reveals him as a talented writer dedicated to his craft. Before taking up prose full-time, Redhill wrote award-winning poetry while his play, Building Jerusalem, won the Dora Mavor Moore Award and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award.
His first novel, Martin Sloane, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a Giller finalist. Consolation, his second novel, took the Toronto Book Award in 2007. The Giller Prize jury called Bellevue Square, a story about a woman frightened of running into her doppelganger, “warm, funny and smart” and “simply a pleasure to read.” Spare yet elegant, Bellevue Square is written with a sure hand by an author at the top of his game with a very curious story to tell.